WNBA to expand charter flights program for 2023 season

NEW YORK The Women’s National Basketball Association will be expanding its charter flights program for players this season, it was announced today by the league.

The charter program will include flights for all postseason games beginning with the start of 2023 WNBA Playoffs through the WNBA Finals, the WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Championship Game, and select regular season games where teams have back-to-back games on the schedule.

“We continue the hard work of transforming the business of the league, and the ability to expand this program is a direct result of that,” said WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert.  “Since joining the league a few years ago, a goal of mine has been to enhance the overall player experience and, in that regard, make incremental improvements where we are able to do so and when we believe the economic model would support it for the long-term. I’m pleased that we are able to broaden the program this year for the players.  As the league continues to grow, we will look to do more in the future.”

Previously, the WNBA approved charter flights in specific instances during select games in recent years and in 2022 expanded the program to include the WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Championship Game and all WNBA Finals games.